Bridge + Tunnel is a BAFTA-nominated media production company.
Bridge + Tunnel is a BAFTA-nominated media production established in 1997 by award winning-director and producer Tina Gharavi, in Newcastle, England to support “unheard voices, untold stories”.
Bridge + Tunnel was founded on a principle of producing work with uncompromising creative vision, cultural sensitivity and artistic experimentation, our portfolio of award-winning work encompasses groundbreaking experimental documentaries (Mother Country for Channel Four), fiction and short films (Featherhead, Closer, People Like Us, King of South Shields,) installations and interactive digital projects (Last of the Dictionary Men, Wiki: Wonderland, Tribalism is Killing Us) as well as feature films, including the 2013 BAFTA-nominated drama I Am Nasrine as well as The Good Iranian currently in development with Film Four and BFI as well as Back-Up Media (Paris) through the new European wing of the company, Bridge + Tunnel France.
Bridge + Tunnel films and documentaries have been screened internationally at festivals including the American Film Institute, official selections at the Sundance Film Festival, IDFA, Edinburgh Film Festival and broadcast on many channels including the Sundance Channel, ITV, TCM and Channel 4. Bridge + Tunnel has also produced record-beating museum exhibitions and provided media production training for hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers, and other vulnerable groups. The Company is constantly seeking ways to bring “untold stories, unheard voices” to wider audiences and it plans to remain small and agile enough to take on the kind of high risk, high reward projects that other production houses tend to shy away from.
Sir Ben Kingsley, the projects patron, called I Am Nasrine “an important and much needed film.” B+T already has it’s second major feature The Good Iranian in development with FilmFour and BFI attached.
The organisation is a composed of both a production company, Bridge + Tunnel Productions, and an independent community media charity, Bridge + Tunnel Voices who work together to make mainstream projects with a strong community, education and activism element at its core and a European arm, Bridge + Tunnel France.
Now in our twelfth year, and with a growing international reputation, Bridge + Tunnel Productions’ work is recognised for high production values, innovation and tackling hard-hitting social issues through various mediums. Our team has over 30 years experience in the film production sector and our portfolio of award-winning work encompasses ground-breaking documentaries, fiction films, gallery and museum projects, interactive web-based projects as well as feature films.
In addition to our film production work, our sister organisation, Bridge + Tunnel Voices, undertakes educational and charitable activities including the development and delivery of interactive online projects and training and production schemes for young people and diverse communities. These schemes address racism, community cohesion, and issues relating to migrant communities.
In 2014, Bridge + Tunnel France opened in Paris to undertake the increasing demand for European co-Production partnerships and projects which are based internationally.
The future remains unwritten…